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Chloe Stout 10.11.2020 Employers

You Should Hire Freelancers And Here's Why

At 3Search, our specialist freelance and contract recruitment team support a wide range of businesses and connect them with the very best interim staff.

Previously, our work has focused only on the digital industry (you can find out more here). But we’ve recently expanded our creative team with the addition of our new Creative Manager, Lucy Dudley!

Lucy has over six years of experience in creative recruitment and specialises in partnering brands and agencies with freelance creatives. So, to celebrate her arrival, here are the benefits of hiring freelancers into your team.

You can contact her at lucydudley@3search.co.uk

And, if you’d like to learn more about our growing work in the Creative & Design sector, click here.

Flexibility & Reduced Overhead

The main benefit of working with freelancers is the flexibility. For you and for them.

At 3Search, we have a range of trusted freelancers who are ready to step in and support you whenever they may be required. This means that you can get the help you need, whenever you need it, for however long you need it.

By hiring a freelancer you’re in control of the manpower, so you can receive the right amount of support for the size of your project.

Freelancers also come with a reduced overhead, meaning you’ll also save money in this aspect:

  • Office space – most freelancers work remotely with their own equipment, so you don’t have to provide a thing.
  • Training – freelancers are experts who hit the ground running. They’re specialists in their area and are accustomed to adding value to your company from day one.
  • Benefits – by hiring interim professionals, there’s no responsibility to provide healthcare, retirement and other such benefits.
  • Taxes – rates include taxes, so you can tick this off of your list.

Less Work for You

Along with reduced overhead, another major benefit to hiring freelance/interim staff, is that there’s no need for a lengthy on-boarding/training process.

Hiring a permanent employee comes with the risk of them leaving your company and taking the training that you have provided with them. Thus, wasting your time. Freelancers and interim staff remove this stressful and time-consuming process.

These trained individuals have what it takes to get stuck in with their work straight-away.

Plus, you can trust these professionals to get on with their work without constant supervision. They’ve likely performed these tasks hundreds of times before, so they know exactly how to approach the project.

Quality Work in Return

Remember, freelancers represent themselves so they’ll work hard to show themselves in the best light.

As freelancers are self-employed, building and maintaining relationships is critical for them to secure future work. So, you’re guaranteed to bring a hard-working and professional individual onto your team.

The fact is: permanent employees don’t always give 100%.

Nobody ever cares as much about your business as you do. Which is why interim staff are a good option. They care as much about their business, as you do yours. And will do everything in their power to ensure that you have the best experience possible.

More Options

As most freelancers work remotely, you’re no longer limited by location.

This allows you to consider far more candidates and be pickier in the process. It’s easier to hire for specific skills and attributes when your search doesn’t rely on location.

It also cuts out the lengthy hiring process. No need for 3-4 stages for freelancers, they’re ready to go when you are! If you need an urgent hire, interim support is definitely something to consider. Plus, if you build a good relationship with this person, bringing them back into your company at a later date will be even easier.


Looking further afield allows for more diversity in your team. And diversity really benefits your team in two ways:

  1. Growth –

You could learn valuable information about how to grow your company and appeal to a new audience. Something that would be especially useful if you’re looking to expand nationally or internationally.

  1. New ideas –

Plus, freelancers will introduce your company to new ideas, technologies and ways of working, which could really step up your game if you’re a new business. They’re not restricted by specific rules and regulations that are required in companies, as they work for themselves and have more freedom to try new things.

In a world full of uncertainty, freelance and interim staff is definitely a good idea, as you’re completely in control of the labour you receive. How much, who from and for how long.

Giving you peace of mind.


To read more about interim professionals, check out our blog: Are Interim Professionals the Answer to Staying Ahead?

If you’re looking for freelance or interim support in the creative industry, get in contact with Lucy Dudley (lucydudley@3search.co.uk) or Lilly McGann (lilly@3search.co.uk)    



3Search is an award-winning UK recruitment consultancy, specialising in marketing, strategy & transformation, and tech positions. Whether you’re seeking new talent or looking for your next career move, we can help. Learn more at https://www.3search.co.uk.


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